On this day - 29 years since Nelson Mandela's release from prison

On this day - 29 years since Nelson Mandela's release from prison

Today marks a critical day in South Africa’s history as Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster prison 29 years ago.

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The 11th February 1990 is undoubtedly one of the most important days in South Africa’s democratic history.

It marks the day that Nelson Mandela was released from prison and signalled the demise of apartheid.

Madiba had already spent 27 years in prison when FW De Klerk made a special announcement on the 10th February that Mandela would be released the following day.

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The iconic image of Mandela and his wife, Winnie, taking the famous walk to freedom will live long in the memory of many South Africans.

The former president passed away in 2013 while 95 years of age.

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South Africans commemorated his spirit as centenary celebrations took place in 2018.

Briefly.co.za noted that the Nelson Mandela Foundation was very active on social media to remind all of the significance of the day.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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